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					The Office of Consumer
and Tenant Affairs




        Off-Campus Housing Guide




Take your housing into your own hands




      Consumer and Tenant Affairs
              Office of Student Activities and Services
                           809 K-State Student Union
                          Manhattan, KS 66506-2800
                              Office: (785) 532-6541
                           Www.ksu.edu/osas/cta.htm
                Table of Contents



Living Happily: Find a Good Landlord                                       3

Living Healthy: Code Services                                              4
Moving In- Move-In Inventory                                               5

Moving In– Move-In Checklist                                               5

Living Safely: Renter’s Insurance                                          6

Living Safely: Temporary Absence                                           6

Living with Conflict: Landlords, Roommates                                 7

Moving Out                                                                 8

Living Under the Law                                                       9

Emergency Contact Information                                            10

Appendices

Move-In: Inventory Sheet                                                 12

Move-Out: Inventory Sheet                                                14

Maintenance Request Sheet                                                16

Roommate Agreement                                                       17


In no way shape or form is this legal advice. The ideas and suggestions in this
booklet solely provide suggestions for housing per common previous complaints
                            received by the office.
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Living Happily

Find a Good Landlord
Finding a good landlord can make or
break your entire off-campus living ex-
perience. Students have a lot to concen-
trate on when going to college and wor-
rying about their relationship with their
landlord should be avoided as much as
possible. Among other things, a good
landlord should be responsive to calls for
maintenance, treat tenants with respect,
easy to contact, and comply by the
terms of the lease. To avoid having a
bad experience, do your homework on
possible landlords before you sign a
lease.


     Checklist for landlords

•    Ask for references. When they give
     you references, ask each reference
     for five more people they could
     speak to who have rented from the
     landlord.


•    Check out “rate-your-apartment” websites to see what other student have
     experienced. Websites students at K-State are referred to include:

            Apartmentratings.com

            Apartmentreviews.net

            Ratemyapartment.com

            Residentapproved.com

•    Check out Facebook. Students today are creating “rate your landlord” sites
     on Facebook to state their experiences with rental companies and landlords
     in town.

•    Ask people in the community about the reputation of the landlords.
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Healthy Living

Code Services
The city of Manhattan has passed laws
which mandate the condition of off-
campus dwellings. These laws, further
referred to as codes, must be followed
for the house to legally be rented. Code
is enforced by Code Services, a branch
of the Fire Department in Manhattan.
Codes are designed to protect the
health and safety of tenants. Informa-
tion on codes for the city of Manhattan
can be found on the city of Manhattan
website, www.ci.manhattan.ks.us. Students should review codes and watch for
code violations as they search for housing.


Possible Code Violations
The following is a list of possible code violations. Students should call Code
Services, (785) 587-4506 and confirm with them the violation before they make
accusations.


•     Holes in walls


•     Visible wiring or insulation should no show on the walls


•     Windows smaller than the required minimum four square feet or lack of
      windows in all rooms except the bathroom


•     More than four unrelated persons occupying any one dwelling unit


•     Ceilings shorter than seven feet tall


•     Rooms smaller than 70 square feet


•     Lack of hot and cold running water in both the kitchen and bathroom sinks


•     Mold—in any shape or form-in the dwelling unit


•     Lack of smoke detectors
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Moving-In

Move-In Inventory
Once you have found a place to live, the State of
Kansas mandates that tenants and landlords are
to walk through the rental dwelling together and
inventory the condition of the apartment upon
move-in. This walk-through is to be completed
within five days of the initial date of occupancy.
This is designed to protect the interests of both
parties by documenting all pre-existing dam-
ages. Upon move-out this document will be
used to judge the amount, if any, is to be kept
by the landlord for damages incurred to the
dwelling during tenancy.   A move-in inventory is
provided in the appendix of this booklet. Also, check out the checklist below for
some helpful hints.


Utilities, Roommates
After you move in, make certain you turn on all utilities and change your ad-
dress to your new residence. If you have roommates, consider filling out a
roommate agreement. This agreement is a contract between roommates which
records exactly expectations and duties as discussed and agreed upon. Room-
mate agreement can be found in the appendix of this booklet.


     Move-In Checklist
•    Make certain each party receives a copy of the move-in inventory for their
     records. This protects against possible loss or damage to the document.


•    Be VERY detailed when documenting pre-existing damages. Photos or
     video are very helpful in documenting damages which are difficult to ex-
     plain or describe. Remember a picture is worth a thousand words!


•    If the landlord does not wish to complete the walk through with you, make
     certain you complete the check-in inventory within five days of moving in,
     copy the inventory, and mail a copy of the inventory to the landlord.


•    Complete a Roommate Agreement.


•    Turn on utilities and change address to new residence.
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Living Safely
H e a lt h y L i vi n g




Renters Insurance
Code Services
The City of misconception is that the landlord’s insurance will cover tenant’s
A common Manhattan has passed laws which mandate the condition of off-
personal possessions in the event of a referred to surprise must be followed
campus dwellings. These laws, furtherloss. To theas codes, of many tenants,
the landlord’s insurance neither covers any of tenant’s belongings nor provides
for the house to legally be rented. Code is enforced by Code Services, a branch
protection for any damage the tenant may incur to the dwelling during tenancy.
of the students may still be covered under their parent’s homeowner’s insur-
Some Fire Department in Manhattan. Codes are designed to protect the health
ance, but of tenants. Information on codes measures of Manhattan can be
and safetystudents should take precautionaryfort he Cityto make certain they
are covered. If they are not, this type of insurance is very inexpensive and
found on the City of Manhattan website: http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/
easily accessible. Your insurance agent should be able to assist you chose the
common/modules/documentcenter2/documentview.asp?DID=1649. Students
                      appropriate amount of coverage.
should review codes to and watch for code violations as they search for housing.


Possible Code Violations Absence
             Temporary
The following is a list of possible code violations. Students should call Code
                        If you go home over break or leave for vacation make
Services and confirm with them the violation before they make accusations.
                        certain you take precautionary steps to avoid difficulties
                                             upon return:
•                           Holes in walls


•                           Visible wiring or insulation should be showing on the walls
                            Temporary Absence Checklist:
•
•                           Windows smaller than the required minimum four square foot or or have
                            Have your mail held for you until your return for short absences, lack of it
                            forwarded ifappropriate rooms an extended period of time. You can do
                            windows in you will be gone for
                            this online or at the post office.

•                           More than four unrelated persons occupying any one dwelling unit
•                           Consider turning off water if no one will be at
                            the dwelling during your extended absence.
•                           Ceilings shorter than seven feet tall

•
•                           Consider turning down the feet
                            Roler be at least 70 square air conditioner or heater.


•                           Lack of hot and cold running water in both machine that
                            Do not leave a message on your answeringthe kitchen and bathroom sinks
                            you are on vacation.
•                           Mold in any shape or form in the dwelling unit
•                           Lock all doors and windows, make certain you turn off all appliances includ-
•                           Lack of adequate number of oven, and stove.
                            ing coffee pots, curling irons,smoke detectors


•                           Inform your landlord if you expect to be gone for a period longer than
                            seven days.
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Living with Conflict


Conflict with the Landlord
Maintenance issues are sure to arise when renting. It is helpful for tenants and
landlords to discuss an official method for reporting maintenance issues and
processes for getting them resolved. Some
landlords simply request a phone call for
notification, others request emails, and oth-
ers request you stop by and inform them.
These are all good methods, but it may be
additionally helpful to send a maintenance
request letter to provide something tangible
for the landlord’s records and reference. In
the Appendix is a sample maintenance letter
tenants can send to their landlord if mainte-
nance needs arise.
For simplicity’s sake, it is helpful if there are multiple roommates to designate
one roommate to discuss/report issues to the landlord. This reduces possible
miscommunication and repeated phone calls.
If expectations are not met, on either end, conflict with landlords can become
heated. Keep in mind that communication is the key to working with most peo-
ple. Speaking politely, but firmly, with the landlord will produce better results
than hot-tempered words and unkind remarks.



             Conflict with Roommates
             Everyone is raised in different homes, with different values, and
             different standards of living. When living with persons from differ-
             ent backgrounds, differences may result in conflict. To avoid some
             conflict, it may be helpful to initially discuss with roommates ex-
             pectations and delegate responsibilities upon moving in. As dis-
             cussed on page five, a roommate agreement can provide a refer-
             ence for those things discussed and agreed upon.


Questions for Roommates
          •What if I go home for the summer, how will utilities be divided up?
          •How do you feel about subleasing?
          •How will we divide the household duties?
          •How often will we be responsible for completing our duties?
          •Who will be in charge of collecting and paying for rent and utilities?
          •How are will we divide the utilities?
          •How do you feel about people over at our house?
          •How do you feel about me using your belongings?
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Moving Out
H e a lt h y L i vi n g




Termination of Tenancy
Each lease has different specifications and terms. The manner in which you
Code Services is dependent upon the term of the lease and any
terminate your agreement
The City of Manhattan has passed Annual leases are the most common leases in
specifications stated in the lease. laws which mandate the condition of off-
Manhattan and will These laws, further referred to as codes, must further ques-
campus dwellings. only be discussed from this point forward; any be followed
tions regarding other leases can be answered by the Director of Consumer and
for the house to legally be rented. Code is enforced by Code Services, a branch
Tenant Affairs. According to the Kansas Residential Landlord Tenant Act, ten-
of the Fire Department in Manhattan.for termination of tenancy. However, some
ants do not have to provide a notice Codes are designed to protect the health
landlords may specify Information on codes fort are to of Manhattan intent
and safety of tenants. in their leases that tenants he Citynotify them of can be to
found on the Cityaof Manhattan website: or automatically renew their leases. If
move-out within specific period of time http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/
this is not known to the tenant, they can incur severe financial difficulties if their
common/modules/documentcenter2/documentview.asp?DID=1649. Students
lease automatically renews.
should review codes to and watch for code violations as they search for housing.
Move-Out Inventory
Possible Code Violations
Unlike moving-in, there is no legally required check-out
The following landlord possible code violations. Students should call Code
to be done by is a list ofand tenant. Although not re-
quired, itand confirm with the tenant to initiate a move- make accusations.
Services is suggested for them the violation before they
out inventory of the dwelling with the landlord to finalize
and Holes in walls
• document the state of the dwelling. If the landlord
does not agree to a move-out checkout, the tenant
should complete a checkout themselves and document
• Visible wiring or insulation should be showing on the walls
the state of the dwelling. Again, as with move-in, it is
helpful to take pictures or video. Make a copy of the inventory and mail it to
• Windows smaller than the required minimum four square foot or lack of
the landlord for their record.
     windows in appropriate rooms

                                         Security Deposit
•                           More than four unrelated persons occupying any one dwelling unit
                                        Per the Kansas Residential Landlord Tenant Act, the landlord is
                                         legally required to return the tenant their security deposit
•                           Ceilings shorter than seven feet tall
                                         within 30 days of the termination of tenancy. If the landlord
                                       has decided to keep any portion of the security deposit, the
•                           Rooms smaller be at least 70 square feet
                                       landlord must send within that 30 day period a list stating the
                   specific deductions from the security deposit. If either of the
• Lack of or security deposit is not received the kitchen and period, the
itemized list hot and cold running water in bothwithin the 30 daybathroom sinks
tenant has the right to damages. See the Director of Consumer and Tenant
• Mold further information.
Affairs for in any shape or form in the dwelling unit

•                           Move-Out Checklist:
                            Lack of adequate number of smoke detectors

•                           Forward your mail to your new residence
•                           Turn off utilities or transfer them to the new tenant, return keys
•                           Clean house from top to bottom, leave it spotless
•                           Request a move-out check-out with landlord. If not granted conduct an
                            inventory of the premises and send a copy to the landlord
•                           Ask landlord specifically what you need to do to receive your entire security
                            deposit returned
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Living Under the Law


Kansas Residential Landlord Tenant Act ( KRLTA)
The KRLTA regulates the landlord-tenant relationship. Statutes in this act gov-
ern the termination of tenancies, return of security deposit, landlord and tenant
responsibilities, and remedies for violation of law or contract. This act can be
found on the HCCI website, www.hcci-ks.org.
Other applicable statutes in KRLTA

•    Leases are binding whether oral or written.

•    The landlord has the right to evict the tenant if rent is
     not paid within three days of the rent paying date.

•    The tenant may not have to sign the lease to be legally
     bound to the agreement. If the landlord signs and
     delivers the lease to the dwelling and the tenant then
     pays rent, the payment of rent demonstrates compli-
     ance and will bind the tenant to the agreement.

•    The landlord MUST return security deposit to the tenant
     within thirty days of the termination of tenancy or an
     itemized list stating reasons for keeping any portion of the security deposit.

City Ordinances
Each city has specific laws which govern behaviors for city residents. In the city
of Manhattan there are regulations on noise and property maintenance which
                                    may apply to tenants. To avoid uninten-
                                    tional illegal activity tenants should be aware
                                    of the regulations to avoid consequences for
                                    violation.
                                     It is under City Ordinances where Codes are
                                     found. Again, the city of Manhattan has
                                     deemed rental dwelling units must meet
                                     specific requirements to be legally rented to
                                     tenants. Tenants should be aware of these
                                     codes to prevent renting a potentially health
                                     hazardous or dangerous dwelling.

Lease
Finally, each lease, once signed, is legally binding to parties involved. Tenants
should read and understand each clause of the lease to gain a complete under-
standing of expectations and obligations they commit to when signing a lease.
Tenants are legally bound to all parts of the lease whether or not read and may
suffer consequences if not followed. Keep in mind the lease is subject to nego-
tiation before signing. If the landlord, upon advertising the apartment, verbally
agrees to make repairs, make certain you add the repairs to the lease to legally
bind the landlord to their promise. If both parties agree to omit a clause in the
lease, parties may cross out such portion of the lease and both initial it to sig-
nify omission.
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Contact Information


City of Manhattan
Non-emergency numbers

  Fire Department of Manhattan .………..….       (785) 587-4500

  Ambulance Riley County……….….............    (785) 539-3535

  Police Riley County .………………...…………          (785) 537-2112

  Code Services……….………………….………...             (785) 587-4506

Utilities

  Westar Energy……...………………….…….....           (800) 383-1183

  Kansas Gas Service

               ……Gas Leak Emergencies…..      (888) 482-4950

               ……Customer Service………….        (800) 794-7480

  SBC Kansas (Telephone)…………….………..           (800) 342-5792

  Water …………………………………..….….…….                (785) 587-2480

  Cox Communications………………….…..……             (888) 438-6673


University Offices
  KSU Police Department ………………………..           (785) 532-6412

  Lafene Health Center ..…………………………           (785) 532-6544

  Legal Services …………………………………….              (785) 532-6541

  Office of Consumer and Tenant Affairs…..    (785) 532-6541

  Office of Student Life ……………...………….        (785) 532-6432

  Safe Ride …………………………………………..                (785) 539-0480

  Tutoring Services ……………………………….             (785) 532-5703

  University Counseling Services …………….       (785) 532-6927

  WildCat Walk ……………………………………..               (785) 395-SAFE
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Appendices
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                                                                                                                                                              Living Room                     Dirty Damaged
                                                                                                                                                                                              Y N     Y N

                            Use this report to record the condition and contents for your unit when you move in and before moving out. If you mark anything
                                                                                                                                                              _Couch…………….               1     __ __   __ __

                               as being either dirty or damaged place the corresponding number on the back of this sheet and describe it fully. Use the
                                                                                                                                                              _Chair……………..              2     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _End Table………..            3     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _Floor lamp……….            4     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _Easy chair………..           5     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _Coffee table...........   6    __ __    __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _Light fixtures…….         7     __ __   __ __
                                               blank before each item to indicate how many. Have the manager or landlord sign your copy.


                                                                                                                                                              _Rug or carpet…….          8     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _Drapes or curtains...     9     __ __   __ __
Inventory List (Check in)



                                                                                                                                                              _Floor……………..              10    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _Walls…………….               11    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _Ceiling……...........      12    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _Windows…………               13    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              _Air _Vents/ducts…         14    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              Other________              15    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                              Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                              _Bed frames………..           16   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Headboards……….            17   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Mattress…………..            18   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Mattress cover…….         19   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Bed springs……….           20   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Dresser……………              21   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Night stand……….           22   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Mirror…………….              23   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Light Fixture……..         24   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Rug or carpet……..         25   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Drapes or curtains..      26   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Floor……………...             27   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Walls……………..              28   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Ceiling……………              29   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Windows…………               30   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Air vents/ducts…...       31   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              Other____________          32   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                              _Bed frames………..           33   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Headboards……….            34   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Mattress…………..            35   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Mattress cover…….         36   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Bed springs……….           37   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Dresser……………              38   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Night stand……….           39   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Mirror…………….              40   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Light Fixture……..         41   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Rug or carpet……..         42   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Drapes or curtains..      43   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Floor……………...             44   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Walls……………..              45   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Ceiling……………              46   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Windows…………               47   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              _Air vents/ducts…...       48   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                              Other____________          49   __ __   __   __
Kitchen                              Dirty   Damaged
                                        Y N     Y N
_Working stove………..............     50 __ __    __ __
_Working oven………………..               51 __ __    __ __
_Oven racks…………………...               52 __ __    __ __
_Broiler pan……………...........        53 __ __    __ __
_Working refrigerator………...         54 __ __    __ __
_Ice trays……………………...               55 __ __    __ __
_Working sink………………..               56 __ __    __ __
_Working garbage disposal……         57 __ __    __ __
_Counter tops………………….               58 __ __    __ __
_ Range hood with working fan..     59 __ __    __ __
_Working dishwasher………….            60 __ __    __ __
_Hot and cold running water…..      61 __ __    __ __
_Drawers……………………….                  62 __ __    __ __
_Dinette table…………………..             63 __ __    __ __
_Dinette chairs…………………              64 __ __    __ __
_Light fixtures…………………              65 __ __    __ __
_Floor………………………….                   66 __ __    __ __
_Walls…………………………                    67 __ __    __ __
_Ceiling………………...............       68 __ __    __ __
_Windows……………………...                 69 __ __    __ __
_Air vents/ducts………..............   70 __ __    __ __
Other__________                     71 __ __    __ __

 Bathroom
_Towel Racks…………………                 72   __ __   __   __
_Tissue holder…………………               73   __ __   __   __
_Mirror………………………..                  74   __ __   __   __
_Medicine Cabinet………….....          75   __ __   __   __
_Counter top…………………..               76   __ __   __   __
_Working sink………………...              77   __ __   __   __
_Working tub/shower…………             78   __ __   __   __
_Toilet seat…………………….               79   __ __   __   __
_Shower curtain/doors………...         80   __ __   __   __
_Cabinet………………..............        81   __ __   __   __
_Light fixture…………………..             84   __ __   __   __
_Hot and cold running water…..      85   __ __   __   __
_Floors…………………..…….                 86   __ __   __   __
_Walls………………….….…..                 87   __ __   __   __
_Windows…………..…………                  88   __ __   __   __
_Air vents/ducts…………..…...          89   __ __   __   __
Other ____________                  90   __ __   __   __

 Miscellaneous
_ Door key………………..…...              91   __ __   __   __
_Mail box……………….…….                 92   __ __   __   __
_Mail box key…………….…..              93   __ __   __   __
_Window screens………….….              94   __ __   __   __
_Thermostat…………….…….                95   __ __   __   __
Other ______________                96   __ __   __   __

Does the heat work properly?        ________________________
Doest he air conditioner work?      ________________________
                                                                                                                                                               Living Room                     Dirty Damaged



                             Use this report to record the condition and contents for your unit when you move in and before moving out. If you mark anything
                                                                                                                                                                                               Y N     Y N



                                as being either dirty or damaged place the corresponding number on the back of this sheet and describe it fully. Use the
                                                                                                                                                               _Couch…………….               1     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Chair……………..              2     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _End Table………..            3     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Floor lamp……….            4     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Easy chair………..           5     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Coffee table...........   6    __ __    __ __
                                                blank before each item to indicate how many. Have the manager or landlord sign your copy.
                                                                                                                                                               _Light fixtures…….         7     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Rug or carpet…….          8     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Drapes or curtains...     9     __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Floor……………..              10    __ __   __ __
Inventory List (Check Out)



                                                                                                                                                               _Walls…………….               11    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Ceiling……...........      12    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Windows…………               13    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               _Air _Vents/ducts…         14    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               Other________              15    __ __   __ __
                                                                                                                                                               Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                               _Bed frames………..           16   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Headboards……….            17   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Mattress…………..            18   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Mattress cover…….         19   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Bed springs……….           20   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Dresser……………              21   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Night stand……….           22   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Mirror…………….              23   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Light Fixture……..         24   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Rug or carpet……..         25   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Drapes or curtains..      26   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Floor……………...             27   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Walls……………..              28   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Ceiling……………              29   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Windows…………               30   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Air vents/ducts…...       31   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               Other____________          32   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                               _Bed frames………..           33   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Headboards……….            34   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Mattress…………..            35   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Mattress cover…….         36   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Bed springs……….           37   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Dresser……………              38   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Night stand……….           39   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Mirror…………….              40   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Light Fixture……..         41   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Rug or carpet……..         42   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Drapes or curtains..      43   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Floor……………...             44   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Walls……………..              45   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Ceiling……………              46   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Windows…………               47   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               _Air vents/ducts…...       48   __ __   __   __
                                                                                                                                                               Other____________          49   __ __   __   __
Kitchen                              Dirty   Damaged
                                        Y N     Y N
_Working stove………..............     50 __ __    __ __
_Working oven………………..               51 __ __    __ __
_Oven racks…………………...               52 __ __    __ __
_Broiler pan……………...........        53 __ __    __ __
_Working refrigerator………...         54 __ __    __ __
_Ice trays……………………...               55 __ __    __ __
_Working sink………………..               56 __ __    __ __
_Working garbage disposal……         57 __ __    __ __
_Counter tops………………….               58 __ __    __ __
_ Range hood with working fan..     59 __ __    __ __
_Working dishwasher………….            60 __ __    __ __
_Hot and cold running water…..      61 __ __    __ __
_Drawers……………………….                  62 __ __    __ __
_Dinette table…………………..             63 __ __    __ __
_Dinette chairs…………………              64 __ __    __ __
_Light fixtures…………………              65 __ __    __ __
_Floor………………………….                   66 __ __    __ __
_Walls…………………………                    67 __ __    __ __
_Ceiling………………...............       68 __ __    __ __
_Windows……………………...                 69 __ __    __ __
_Air vents/ducts………..............   70 __ __    __ __
Other__________                     71 __ __    __ __

 Bathroom
_Towel Racks…………………                 72   __ __   __   __
_Tissue holder…………………               73   __ __   __   __
_Mirror………………………..                  74   __ __   __   __
_Medicine Cabinet………….....          75   __ __   __   __
_Counter top…………………..               76   __ __   __   __
_Working sink………………...              77   __ __   __   __
_Working tub/shower…………             78   __ __   __   __
_Toilet seat…………………….               79   __ __   __   __
_Shower curtain/doors………...         80   __ __   __   __
_Cabinet………………..............        81   __ __   __   __
_Light fixture…………………..             84   __ __   __   __
_Hot and cold running water…..      85   __ __   __   __
_Floors…………………..…….                 86   __ __   __   __
_Walls………………….….…..                 87   __ __   __   __
_Windows…………..…………                  88   __ __   __   __
_Air vents/ducts…………..…...          89   __ __   __   __
Other ____________                  90   __ __   __   __

 Miscellaneous
_ Door key………………..…...              91   __ __   __   __
_Mail box……………….…….                 92   __ __   __   __
_Mail box key…………….…..              93   __ __   __   __
_Window screens………….….              94   __ __   __   __
_Thermostat…………….…….                95   __ __   __   __
Other ______________                96   __ __   __   __

Does the heat work properly?        ________________________
Doest he air conditioner work?      ________________________
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Maintenance Request Notice


 NOTE TO TENANTS: Maintenance requests are usually not required by law to be in writing, but
many leases require them. Either way, written maintenance requests provide a good record for
 you and a good reminder for the landlord. Kansas Law (K.S.A. 58-2557) provides that a land-
lord must have the tenant’s consent to enter the tenant’s home, and entry must be at a reason-
  able time. The optional sentence below is a good idea if you want to be at home within the
     maintenance is done. For specific legal situations or questions, do consult an attorney.

                  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                                                                    _____(DATE)_______




Dear _____ (LANDLORD)___________:




 The following item(s) need to be repaired at my house/apartment/trailer at _________
(ADDRESS)_______.




                                                         (LIST ITEMS)




(Option: I would like to be at home when the maintenance work is done. I can arrange to be
there or have someone there ______(WHEN)_______. You can reach me at (PHONE NUMBER
AND WHEN YOU WILL BE THERE) to make arrangements.




                                                Thank You,




                                                                                       _____(TENANT)______
The Office of Consumer                                      Page 17

and Tenant Affairs




Sample Roommate Agreement

This agreement made this _________day of ______, 20___,
is made by and between -__(List roommates)_WHEREAS the parties hereto
have, on the ___day of ____, 20___, signed a lease for (address) for a term
lasting from ____to ___ a copy of which is attached hereto, and plan to
reside on said premises; and WHEREAS, the parties wish to provide for the
sharing of responsibilities in the renting of said premises;


IT IS THEREFORE AGREED THAT:
    Each of the parties shall follow the rules and conditions set out in the
         attached lease
    Each of the parties shall pay One-____ (1/_)*** of the following ex-
         penses incurred in relation to the leased premises (list expenses).
         If any of the parties pays more than one-__ (1/__) share, the other
         party shall reimburse the first party.
    Each party shall pay for long distance telephone calls he/she makes
    One-__ (1/_) of the damage deposit is the property of each of the par-
         ties.
    Each of the parties shall remain a resident of the premises during the
         term of the lease, or to continue to pay his/her share of the rent
         during said term, unless the following conditions are met:
               a) the party, at his/her expense, locates a Tenant to sublet
                    his/her share, said Tenant being acceptable to the other
                    parties to this agreement; and
               b) written consent to sublet is obtained from the owner/
                    manager of the premises.
    6.) Repairs or improvements to the premises, the cost of which is to be
         shared by the parties, in excess of $____ in cost, shall be approved
         in advance.
    7.) If pets are permitted under the lease, each pet owner shall be
         solely responsible for all damages caused by his/her pet. This in-
         cludes, but is not limited to, damage to furniture, carpeting, doors,
         lawn and garden.
    8.) Additional remarks
    ______________________________________
    ______________________________________
    ______________________________________
    ______________________________________
    _______

Each Roommate Sign Below
***The One-___ (1/___) is one divided by the number of roommates.

For example, in a household with three roommates each member’s
    share is 1/3 or one-third.
Notes
Notes
 For questions or more information, call the Director of Consumer and
Tenant Affairs at 785-532-6541 or visit our the Office of Student Activi-
       ties and Services located in the ground floor of the Union.

                      www.ksu.edu/osas/cta.htm

				
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